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Mike Burzawa

Die hard Bears fan and lead blogger at Bear Goggles On

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FINAL SCORE: Bears 20 Eagles 24

Welcome to Bears Game Day, or as we may start calling it, Misery Loves Company.  My name is Mike Burzawa and I'm the lead blogger at Bear Goggles On and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the Bears vs Eagles prime time affair at Soldier Field. 

It seems like forever since the Bears suited up against the 49ers.  Thank goodness - I think we all needed the break, especially Jay Cutler after his 5 picks that propelled the San Fran to a 10-6 win.

It looks grim for the Bears to make the playoffs this season, but they're still considered "in the hunt" in the Wild Card picture.  A loss Sunday to the Wild Card contending Eagles would effectively kill their chances, so there's no need remind anyone in Chicago's locker room about the importance of this game.

There is a bit of good news - the Eagles are 0-7 on NBC's Sunday Night Football and they've struggled in their own right this season.  Chicago's own Donovan McNabb comes back home for his 7th matchup against the Bears, posting a 4-2 so far.  Last season, the Bears stifled the Eagles 24-20.

The Bears have struggled in night games this season, especially Jay Cutler.  I've got a few ideas to help JC with his struggles in night games in the following gallery.
In case you're new to Bears Game Day, here's how it works: I'll be posting a running commentary and game action in the comments section.  What makes it fun is for you to sign up and join the discussion. 

Kind of like a big virtual bar where everyone makes their snide comment after the latest Cutler interception and without the fear of driving home hammered.  I'll be posting scoring updates in the body of the post so you can catch up if you're late to the party. 

Join us back here before kickoff for the latest pre-game news, injury updates and latest TV network that the Bears will snub.

Had to add this to the post.  One of my guys going to the game sent me this pic entitle "Jagoff arriving."  Yup - it's Michael McCaskey.

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Should someone have Jack Ruby'ed his ass?



SCORING SUMMARY

Eagles 3, Bears zip
David Akers caps of a 68 yard drive with a field goal.  Key play - a 35 yard wildcat rush by dog killer Michael Vick.  UGH!

Eagles 10, Bears nada
Jason Avant caps the 76 yard scoring drive with a 13 yard TD catch.  2 dumb Bears penalties and a 21 yard gain by Celek stand out as the boo birds start chirping.

Bears 3, Eagles 10

Robbie Gould nails a 45 yard FG to get the Bears on the board.  Greg Olsen with a couple of nice catches but missed the a big chance.  At least we're on the board.

Bears 6, Eagles 10

Welcome to the NFL Kahlil Bell, who's not even on the Bears flipcard.  A 72-yard rush a some horrible Red Zone play calling capped off by another Robbie Gould FG.

Bears 9, Eagles 10

Robbie Gould caps off a 13 play, 57 yard drive.  Earl Bennett with a nice run after catch and a couple of penalties on the Eagles set up the short FG.   

Bears 12, Eagles 10

Robbie Gould again, this time from 49 yards out.  He caps a short 5 play, 20 yard drive set up by a horrible Eagles punt and nice 20+ pitch and catch from Cutler to Bennett.  It ain't pretty, but it's getting the job done.  Play some defense.

Eagles 17, Bears 12
DeSean Jackson with a 49 yard TD reception to bring the Eagles back out in front.

Bears 20, Eagles 17
Cutler hits a perfect pass to Kellen Davis to cap a 55 yard scoring drive.  Matt Forte gets the 2 point conversion on the reception to get up 3.  Wow - Bears scored a TD.  Progress. 

Eagles 24, Bears 20
LeSean McCoy busts off the left side for a 10 yard TD run to pull the Eagles back out in front.  McNabb carved up the Bears and read his hot reads perfectly. 

This one comes down to missed opportunities.  Bears did not turn it over in the Red Zone.  Great.  Terrific.  Now, need to start scoring TD's.  Faint playoff hopes are extinguished.  But wait, the news get worse.  The Bears head to the Metrodome to face their arch-nemesis Brett Favre next week in what is sure to be a trainwreck. 

Thanks to all for joining the discussion.  We'll be back with plenty of coverage here on Game Day and on Bear Goggles On.  The playoffs may be out of reach, but there are plenty of games left to see if JC and the offense can turn it around. 

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Mike Burzawa said:

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Welcome to Bears Game Day!

Bears inactives: Iglesias, Moore, Payne, Tinoisamoa, Louis, Toeaina, Des Clark and Gilbert

Eagles inactives: 3rd QB Kolb, RB Hill, RB Westbrook, S Demps, LB Jordan, OL St. Andrews, G McGlynn, WR Curtis.

jack lacan said:

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Will someone inform the NBC announcers that on the South Side the school's name is pronounced Mount "Carmel" Not caramel - which is something made by Kraft - melted and put on apples.

Ok?
Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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Nice call Jack - I thought the same thing. Now we're re-living the Colts-Pats 4th and 2 play FROM A WEEK AGO!!! LET IT BE ALREADY!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Predict the score for a chance to win a Bears DirecTV remote - last chance! http://beargoggleson.com/2009/11/18/win-a-directv-bears-remote/

KPOM said:

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Let's kick off the Bears game with a little bit of optimism: We can still finish 11-5! (j/k)

Mike Burzawa said:

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And here's the Twitpic to prove it: http://twitpic.com/qkkxu

KPOM said:

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Is Z available to play defense tonight? Let's put him in there to go after Vick next time.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Rodney Harrison "expects the Bears to lose tonight"

Coach Dungy expects a big game from Cutler

Mike Burzawa said:

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Let's go already! Come on NBC - I hate tardiness!

Mike Burzawa said:

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No night vision goggles for Cutler. Damn!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Finally! Let's stuff these turkeys! Go BEARS!!!

KPOM said:

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Great. We give up a great play to Michael Vick of all people.

Mike Burzawa said:

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D-Mac to Celek for 7 yards. Eagles in a no-huddle. Weaver stopped short by Alex Brown to set up 3rd and 1. Vick into the game. Dogs around Chicago are trembling. Vick just owned us for a 35 yard run. Come on D!

Mike Burzawa said:

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It's like we've never seen the Wildcat. WTF?

Mike Burzawa said:

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Eagles cutting through the D like a hot knife through butter. It seems like we can't get it going on the first drive - ever. Horrible! Key 3rd down coming up. Nice pass breakup by Corey Graham and great pursuit by Izzy. Eagles FG coming up. Akers kick is good and the Bears are down 3-0.

jack lacan said:

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Al Michaels just said "let's take a look at the Bears defense" - right after Vick runs for 35 yards.

As Dan Patrick might say - "Welcome home Donvan and Mount Caramel"

Well - we're only losing by three.

Jack Lacan
p.s. Note to Imbev - ask me to do commercials for Bud Light because the tailgate things are garbage. Mad Men indeed.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler hits Johnny Knox to convert a 3rd and 8. Nice play.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Olsen gets interfered with but no call. It's nearly the first pick of the night. Dang - that was too close

Mike Burzawa said:

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I hate to say Collinsworth is right - but why are you running a bubble screen against press coverage? How about an audible for a deep ball? Bears forced to punt.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Game starting off in typical Bears fashion - D looks shaky. Oh, and the offense too.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Mike Vick back in - this time he fakes a handoff and tosses to Celek under heavy heat. 3rd and 7 with D Mac back at the controls. McNabb avoids the sack and scrables with flags littering the field. Facemask on Izzy - 15 yards and a first down. Dumb penalties = 1

jack lacan said:

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I think the Eagles have two "Jay Cutlers" --- How is THAT possible!?

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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McNabb hits Celek for a 21 yard gain. Eagles already have over 100 yardds of offense as they are on the brink of the Red Zone. Anthony Adams offsides. Dumb penalties = 2.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Clock moving under 4 minutes with Eagles at the 13.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Jason Avant shows the Bears how to run a bubble screen - TD Eagles. PAT is good - 10-0 Eagles.

KPOM said:

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At least the Bears are going down quickly. I can use an early night.

jack lacan said:

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Ten minutes to Masterpiece Contemporary or Sprout has The Goodnight Show with Nina and Star.

Jack Lacan

p.s. How is it possible to have an ex-Cub / Chicago factor in football? Have the Black Rings from Green Lantern-Blackest Night hit Soldier Field?

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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Love the Blackest Night reference. Those comics are great.

SID LUCKMAN....RISE!!!
WALTER PAYTON....RISE!!!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler needs to put together a drive. Can someone please unplug Ron Turner's headset. I think JC could come up with better plays on his own!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler hits Olsen on a short out to pick up 3. YAY! Forte picks up a few to set up a 3rd and 2. Need to pick this up Bears! And it looks like they do on a draw play.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler his BFF Olsen for another first down. Bears actually moving the ball. Forte with a nifty run to cap off the first quarter. Eagles 10, Bears on the move...

DitkaFan said:

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When is Cutler ever going to throw it deep?

KPOM said:

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JC overthrows a wide open Olsen.

KPOM said:

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Costs us at least 4, too.

DitkaFan said:

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Two deep throws, both over thrown

christian h. said:

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Here's the thing: Olsen needs to make that catch. And then, cutler needs to make that throw to Hester. Someone besides Gould needs to step up for once. Jeez.

KPOM said:

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At least Gould is still gold.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Olsen lets one off his fingertips. Damn! Cutler tries to hit Hester and misses long again. RUN FORREST RUN!!! Robbie Gould is GOOD. Bears on the board. Missed opportunities = 2.

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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Holy moly are they bad.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Collinsworth calls Cutler's two throws that missed TD's "terrible" on wide open chances.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Hard to argue.

TheFoss1957 said:

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Just when Forte is finding a little running room...RT starts getting impatient...bombs away for no result! Will someone please beat RT to death with his own playcalling clipboard please!

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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37 total yards. Most of those were gained running off the field after failed 3rd down conversions.

Mike Burzawa said:

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3rd and 9 and a false start backs em up 5 more. 3rd and 14 - the Eagles have us right where they want us. And of course - DeSean Jackson converts a first down. UG. LY.

KPOM said:

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3rd and 14 - No problem for "Donvan" from "Mt. Caramel and Nougat."

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Jesus Christ ... third down and 14, and McNabb throws a 15-yard strike. This team is awful, just awful.

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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That is the difference between the Bears and the other teams in the NFL. The Eagles throw a 15 yard pass on 3rd and 14. The Bears would throw a 6 yard WR screen to Joe Schmoe from "Mount Caramel and Peanuts" and look bewildered they didn't convert.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Jason Peters holding off Gaines Adams = pick on someone your own size! Big freakin deal. Half the guys in the stands could keep Adams out of the backfield.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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OMG ... a sack!

Mike Burzawa said:

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3rd and 4 and the Eagles take a time out. Ball at the 44. McNabb gets bombed! Izzy Idonije and Tommie Harris lead the charge.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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To me, Hester seems very tentative running Punt Returns the past few weeks. He isn't attacking like he used to.

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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Who is this Bell guy?

KPOM said:

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Nice play by the new guy!!!!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Kahlil Bell check in a promptly drops a pass. Bell breaks through for a HUGE GAIN! 72 yards to get the Bears to the dead zone, I mean Red Zone! Where have they been hiding this guy!

KPOM said:

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Dead zone is right. Maybe Jay Cutler just needs a new phone?

TheFoss1957 said:

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Lead Blocker...quick hitter...success! Now that idiot RT will go back to draws and stretches.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Bell is my new hero! Get rid of Forte and keep this kid in the starting line-up. Outstanding hustle play by Knox to run down field and make a block.

KPOM said:

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Nice way for the Bears to ruin Bell's great first NFL carry with two dumb plays after that.

TheFoss1957 said:

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And with Forte...RT DOES call the stretch and a pass and we settle for 3...sheesh!

Mike Burzawa said:

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So of course they pull Bell to hand to Forte. Cutler scrambles free on 3rd and goal into triple coverage. WTF? Gould on to kick a gimme. Bears tack on 3 to cut the lead to 4. Welcome to the NFL Mr. Bell.

Chris W said:

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Nice run by Bell, great effort by Knox to catch up to the play and block.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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So Bell rips off a 72-yard run to put the Bears within striking distance. Turner calls a screen to Mckie for a gain of 1-yard, then Forte loses a yard and finally, Cutler almost throws another pick to Olsen in the end zone. How inept can Turner and this offense continue to play?

Mike Burzawa said:

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I blame RT completely. Spit the bit in the Red Zone.

KPOM said:

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Once again the Eagles convert a 3rd and long.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Hey look - pressure by the Bears! Hunter Hillenmeyer and Mark Anderson bring down D Mac. Alex Brown bringing pressure to set up a 3rd and 15. Can the D stop a 3rd and long? NOPE! Maclin on a slant. Bears defense on 3rd and long = Swiss cheese.

Mike Burzawa said:

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A 3rd and 4 coming up. Chances to stop are better than 3rd and long. Come on D! Zack Bowman with the INT! Sets up great field position for the Bears! Nice play!!!

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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Cutler throws a pass that lands in Lake Michigan. Too bad Hester was on the five.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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An interception!! Nice pick by Bowman. Now we need Cutler to lead this offense down the field, and not make any stupid plays.

BuildrMike said:

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3rd an 17.....here we go

DitkaFan said:

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Nice going Bears, three and out after an interception

ShieldsUpCaptain said:

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Thank God the Bears did a running play on 1st and 20 to Forte. The Bell run was getting my hopes up. Now my hopes are sufficiently suppressed once again.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Hester can't catch up with a Cutler bomb and it's all for naught anyway - Holding on Jason McKie. Matt Forte runs into a pile as the boo birds chime in again. 2nd and 18 and they toss a little flare to Forte to pick up 1. UGH! 3rd and 17 coming up. Cutler evades the rush and nearly tears Knox's hands off with a laser beam. Knox can't hang on and the Bears will punt.

BuildrMike said:

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and a 52 yd punt return....why not

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Terrible series by the Bears. And Jackson almost broke the punt return all the way. Reminded me of how Hester used to be.

Mike Burzawa said:

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DeSean Jackson flips the field with a 53 yard punt return. Damn. Eagles are set up in Bears territory.

BuildrMike said:

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BEARS RECOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

KPOM said:

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Another nice turnover.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Jackson with a catch, but Tillman with his patented punch out and Anthony Adams recovers it, cartwheeling off the field. NICE BEARS!!!

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Davis, you idiot! As an aside, Bell looks good. I like the way he hits the hole with speed and authority.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bell back int the game and Kellen Davis with a holding penalty. Bears moving the wrong way. 1st and 20 coming up. Bell bursts through to pick up a few yards.

christian h. said:

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So twice now the Bears get a turnover... and immediately follow it with a holding call. Horrible.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler hits Hester to get it down to a 3rd and 4. Cutler tosses up a bomb but no one is home. Eagles with illegal contact and the Bears get a 1st down. Cutler hits Earl Bennett for 5 more. Bears at midfield with about 3 minutes left in the half.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Nice catch by Bennet, and better run after the catch!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Great 2nd effort by Bennett. Looked like he'd get stopped short, but he drove through for a 19 yard pickup.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler misses Hester deep and then Forte gets a carry, but of course, it's a holding penalty. Kreutz the offender this time. 2nd and 20.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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These holding penalties are killing us! Despite the penalty, did you see Forte run with some authority? I hope watching Bell run has lit a fire under his ass!

DitkaFan said:

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There is nothing like a little competition.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler has all day back there, but with nothing doing, he takes off. Cutler hits Olsen and with the spin move, he falls short of the 1st down. Cutler tries to hurry to the line, but the Bears sideline slows him down. Sure, give the Eagles a chance to re-group. Great plan.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Goddamn it Lovie, Cutler had the right idea by going no-huddle and putting pressure on the Eagles!

christian h. said:

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Now you have to kick the FG. It's not like getting into the red zone is a good idea anyway.

TheFoss1957 said:

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Half-end management has NEVER been Lovie's strong suit.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bears will go for it and they pick up the first on a Cutler sneak. Bears at the 20 and Cutler runs for his life, throwing it away. Illegal contact on the Eagles for an automatic 1st down. 46 seconds left. So they run to Forte. WTF? Get it in the end zone please. That's the big area before the goal posts with the writing on the grass!

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Classic Ron Turner call in the Red Zone ... Forte up the middle for 1-yd. Fire this idiot!

TheFoss1957 said:

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That Time Out by Reid makes no sense at all!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bears taking their sweet time with the clock running on 3rd and 5. Eagles do us a favor and take a time out.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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O.K. Cutler, don't lock-in to your buddy Olsen ... scan the field and hit the open receiver.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler throws it out of the back of the end zone and it's Robbie Gould time. And it's GOOOOOD! Bears cut it to a 1 point lead.

Colorado Bears Fan said:

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Good play by Cutler, he didn't force anything and threw it out of the end zone. Gould adds 3-pts, we are withing a point of the Eagles, and we get the ball first to start the second half.

christian h. said:

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Told you FG was the best we could hope for.

DitkaFan said:

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Hester was going toward the right, Cutler throws to his left

TheFoss1957 said:

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I had bitched about Cutler's Rexlike footwork over at Windy City Sports forum...I was called crazy, but Cutler is CONSISTANTLY throwing off the back foot. Lovie, RT, and Pep Hamilton have been epic FAIL at correcting QB mechanics flaws in the past...seems that they still have no inclination to improve their QB's play.

christian h. said:

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Maybe the problem is rather that the offensive line is so bad that our QB's are always going backwards? I mean it's scarcely believable that QB's move to Chicago and suddenly their mechanics become bad, is it?

Mike Burzawa said:

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That concludes an interception free Cutler first half! Bears get the ball to start the 2nd half. D has settled down after a shaky start. It's amazing what happens with a few takeaways. Time to get some halftime refreshments. BRB...

KPOM said:

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It's also a TD-free first half for our "franchise quarterback."

Mike Burzawa said:

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Agree that we need TD's, but we can't have it both ways. If we get pissed when he forces it and it gets picked, we can't get mad when we get Red Zone FG's. I'll take the points.

KPOM said:

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What about the two consecutive times when he missed wide-open receivers in the end zone?

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bears 2-4 in conference - that kills our tiebreakers. Bears set to receive. D Manning busts it out to the 30. Baba Wawa reports that Kahlil Bell will get more time.

Mike Burzawa said:

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That bubble screen is not fooling anyone in a white shirt tonight. That's two busts with that play. Could Turner be setting something up? Nah! Trent Cole busted through from nowhere. He ran through Kreutz like nothing. Bears punt again. Great start to the 2nd half.

Halftime adjustments - Eagles 1, Bears 0

KPOM said:

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Al Michaels pronounced Mt. Carmel correctly.

DitkaFan said:

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The Bears defense is starting to turn up the intensity.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Mike Vick rolls in again. What are they gonna do this time? 5 yard penalty for illegal substitution. Now they pull Vick. He's still a net positive for the night. No pressure from the D line. 3rd and 12 coming up after an 8 yard gain by Avant. D-Man to J-Mac, but he can't hang on. Pressure good; execution bad. Horrible shank by the Eagles, but there's a flag. Bears decline an ineligible downfield and will take over in great field position. Again. Can we do that thing where they give you six points? I think it's called a touchdown, but it's been a couple of games since I've seen one scored by our team.

KPOM said:

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Think this drive will end in another field goal attempt?

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler hooks up with Bennett for 20. Nice play. Bears in a no-huddle. Bell nearly loses the handle on the handoff en route to losing 3. Welcome to the NFL rook! Cutler nearly picked again, trying to hit a slant to Knox. That was close. Again. Cutler airmails Olsen again. JC is not happy. Gould on for a 49 yard attempt. SOLID! Bears take the lead!

KPOM said:

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Gould is gold again!!!

DitkaFan said:

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I can't believe the Bears are leading!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Eagles start at the 32. McCoy gets a rushing attempt to pick up 7 yards. McCoy again to pick up the first, but wait, it's a false start to back em up. 2nd and 8. End around to D Jackson to pick up the first. Alex Brown lost contain.

KPOM said:

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Finally the Bears hold them on a 3rd and long.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Lance Briggs gets a rare blitzing opportunity and brings down McNabb. Nice play! Can we do these delayed blitzes more? Briggs nails Maclin short of the first. Hester back to return another Eagles punt. Hester runs into his own guys for the 2nd time tonight. Where has the magic done #23?

Mike Burzawa said:

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Word from the Twitter-verse is that Hanie is warming up. WTF?

KPOM said:

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Food for thought: If Benjamin Franklin got his way, it's possible the Chicago Bears would be playing the Philadelphia Turkeys this Sunday night.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Stuff those turkeys!

Mike Burzawa said:

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No sign of Hanie as JC is back to hand it to Forte, who picks up 4. Cutler's pass is batted down to set up a 3rd and 6. Cutler calling some audibles at the line. Something wrong on that last toss - either the receiver cut the route off or something. Maynard on to punt. Tim Shaw rocks DeSean Jackson on the punt return.

KPOM said:

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Another TD for the Turkeys.

Mike Burzawa said:

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McNabb hits DeSean Jackson on a 49 yard bomb! TD Eagles! Um, where was the safety? Just like that, Eagles grab the lead. That's Jackson's shortest TD of the season. Thanks - that makes me feel better.

CanadianBear said:

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damn it!!!! one throw by mcnabb and the tide turns. here we were with a reasonable effort form the defense and life looking like good ole time football form the bears yet we cant score tonight. cutler is great with 70 yards to go and shitty with 20 to go what gives!!!

We should be ahead 26 17 right now not down by 5

BEAR DOWN

Swendawg85 said:

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can we get our pick back for Adams?

Mike Burzawa said:

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Cutler drawing some plays up. Good - can't be worse than than Turners! Knox with a big return to set up the Bears again. Cutler hits Hester to pick up a first down and move into Eagles territory.

BuildrMike said:

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here we go....punching down field in bits and pieces..Bear football

Mike Burzawa said:

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Forte with a decent little run to pick up 7. Olsen catch a quick hitch and bulls his way to a first down. Olsen bulled his way. True fact. Bennett with a 9 yard pickup with under 4 minutes in the 3rd quarter.

Collinsworth calls the field gooey.

jack lacan said:

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There's still time to see Kaner and Taser light 'em up in Vancouver.
I remember this being posted last winter.

Jack Lacan

christian h. said:

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Finally!

KPOM said:

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Bears with the TD!

BuildrMike said:

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TD...Cutler needed that one

Mike Burzawa said:

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Forte picks up another first down to get down to the 15. Cutler hits Kellen Davis to cap a 6 play 55 yard drive. Beautiful catch. Bears will go for 2. He hits Forte for the conversion. Bears up 3. Wake up people! The Bears have scored a TD!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bears and Soldier Field are fired up. Let's go Bears. Eagles are 1-10-1 in last 12 games decided by a TD or less. Or something like that. Bottom line - close game favors Bears, statistically speaking.

TheFoss1957 said:

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Bears' D has to make a stop now...

Mike Burzawa said:

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Eagles convert a first out of the Wildcat. McNabb hits D-Jack - Tillman punches it out, but it's out of bounds. Close. McNabb hits a big gainer but it's called back for a tripping call. Eagles commit a dumb penalty. 2nd and 17. Slip screen to Maclin for a short gain to end 3rd quarter.

TheFoss1957 said:

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Leg whip penalty may help...we still have to show we can stop teams 3rd and long

jack lacan said:

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Bears will win and we can all get drunk and shout
"WE BEAT THE EAGLES!"

Jack Lacan

TheFoss1957 said:

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Blackhawks/Canucks scoreless after one...Toews and Kane have dominated their shifts...

Mike Burzawa said:

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3rd and long coming up to open 4th quarter. Big stop to stuff Celek short of the 1st. Let's go Bears!!!

TheFoss1957 said:

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McNabb had all day in the pocket on 3rd down, but throws underneath anyway...Bears Ball

jack lacan said:

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The Bears can still bag this one and have a 7% chance of making the playoffs and a Coors commercial.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bell in the backfield again, picks up 4. Kellen Davis goes down really easy for such a big dude. Damn - break a freaking tackle! 3rd and 4 and Cutler can't hook up with Bennett. We needed to control the ball a bit to give the D a break.

Collinsworth keeps talking about Cutler backing up on his throws. Is he finally getting squeamish after taking all those shots this year?

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Ok, tell Al Michaels that quarterbacks "do not carry their emotions on their sleeves" - those are the plays - in plastic.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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McCoy with a nice run, but he coughs it up. Bears recover! Hillenmeyer recovers. Tillman with another punchout! WOW!

TheFoss1957 said:

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Peanut with his 3rd punchout

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"We're a running team" quoth the Lovie with 12 minutes in the fourth quarter and up by three. Jay is not Payton Manning.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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Time for a TD. Bears ball at the 39 and Forte dropped for a loss of 2. 3rd and 12 coming up. Screen is set up, but it is stopped short. Robbie Gould comes on for a 48 yard attempt. FG is blocked! Damn!

TheFoss1957 said:

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Bears squander good field position and Gould's FG attempt gets blocked...Israel will have to get a piece of Akers' next kick to match!

jack lacan said:

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Do Michaels and Collinsworth sound like they cannot wait to get to O'Hare?

Jack Lacan

TheFoss1957 said:

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Going back to Forte's -2 yard run last series...the damn Eagles have been blitzing every down, and our idiot OC calls a counter? that is TERRIBLE PLAYCALLING!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Eagles take over with just under 11 minutes left. McCoy running left to pick up about 4. Avant picks up a few, but just a whisker short of the 1st. Sneak coming? Yup! First down Eagles.

Mike Burzawa said:

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McNabb hits Jackson on a slant to pick up about 9. Eagles into Bears territory. Another first down. Eagles at the 40, just over 8 minutes. D Jack down to the 35.

Mike Burzawa said:

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McNabb hits Maclin down to the 24. Weaver plows down to the 20 in FG range. Clock running down to 6:17 left on the incompletion. 3rd and 6. Big play coming up.

jack lacan said:

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Let's have more shots of Lovie reading his stock options and pretending to be clock managing.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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McNabb reads the blitz perfectly and hit D-Jack for the 1st down. Let's go D! And McCoy busts through for the TD. Eagles back up.

jack lacan said:

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Now is the time for Jay to be our Payton Manning.

Jack Lacan

TheFoss1957 said:

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McCoy with one cut, then a sprint to the flag! See OTHER OC's continue trying to run, even when behind!

jack lacan said:

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The Bears post-game show is on at ten-thirty - so let's score and get this done.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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5:26 to go, Bears down 4. Any way they can orchestrate a TD drive to run down the clock?

Mike Burzawa said:

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False start by Orlando Pace. Great start to the defining drive of the game. Hall of Fame, here he comes!

TheFoss1957 said:

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Nah...a self-destructive 3 and out! But at least Forte creamed the umpire!

Mike Burzawa said:

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Ref gets blasted as Forte tries to cut back on the screen play. Cutler hits Forte again, down to the 30. 3rd and 5 coming up. Big play here with 4:16 left. Cutler launches deep for Knox and he can't catch up to it. Collinsworth torching Cutler again. Those plays are 50/50. Maynard punts it down to the 19. Defense needs a stop ASAP!

Mike Burzawa said:

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3:37 left. Eagles will try to run it out. Bears take their first time out. 3;32 left.

TheFoss1957 said:

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Well, 6:30 left in the second, No score 'Hawks/'Nucks..but a cool brawl broke out!

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Nice throw!

Jack Lacan

jack lacan said:

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Nice throw!

Jack Lacan

jack lacan said:

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Nice throw!

Jack Lacan

jack lacan said:

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Nice throw!

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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McNabb hits Avant. Graham get him out of bounds short of the first. Clock stops. Huge conversion attempt coming up. McCoy looks like he picked up the first down. It will be close. 3:19 left. Briggs had him dead to right in the backfield. Got to wrap it up there. WOW! By the nose of the ball, the Eagles get a fresh set of downs.

TheFoss1957 said:

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That was an extremely generous spot and the Eagles get a cheap 1st.

Mike Burzawa said:

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McCoy dives at the line of scrimmage. 3:13 left and they use their last time out. Only the 2 minute warning can stop it. Do the Eagles dare throw it? 2nd and 9. Come on D!

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Collinsworth says "It has been quite a game here tonight." He sounded and looked like he'd just said "That paint dries really fast."

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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3rd and 4 and it's likely the ballgame. Got to stop em. Philly will call a time out as the play clock runs down. Stop and you get a shot. Philly converts and it's 4-6 here we come.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bears stop em! The Bears will get the ball with just under 2 minutes left. Can we set up a Hester return? Please? One time this season would be nice.

TheFoss1957 said:

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If Lovie was gonna burn a TO anyway...why wouldn't he have challenged the spot on that last 1st down? The clock doesn't re-wind after a failed challenge? Does it?

jack lacan said:

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NOW here is where Cutler wins the game.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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Hester wants nothing to do with a big return. Great. Illegal block in the back will back us up. That is the WORST CALL I have EVER SEEN!

KPOM said:

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Nice start, with the block in the back...

KPOM said:

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Take your time, Bears.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Bennett can't get out of bounds - Bears on the move. Cutler can't hit Hester on the slant. 4th and 1.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Ballgame and season coming up. Cutler hits Knox. Clock running under a minute. Cutler spikes it with 52 seconds left.

KPOM said:

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Figures, another game-ending INT.

TheFoss1957 said:

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Tipped....Picked...WC hopes flushed!

BuildrMike said:

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JAY FREAAKING CUTLER.....AGAIN

KPOM said:

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Lovie Smith: We can still finish 10-6...

KPOM said:

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Ditka was right.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Need a big play somewhere. And the Eagles get it. Ball is tipped up and the Eagles pick it off. Ballgame. Season. As Joniak would say, Fade. To. Black. Eagles move to 6-4 while the Bears fade into obscurity.

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McNabb tells Jay --- It's pronounced Mount Carmel.

Game over.

Jack Lacan

Mike Burzawa said:

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D McNabb giving Jay some extensive words of wisdom in the aftermath. Wish I could read lips here.

KPOM said:

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It was classy of Donovan McNabb to speak with Cutler for so long after the game.

TheFoss1957 said:

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I am not gonna blame Cutler here...this team of ours is two lucky missed FGs away from being 2-8...which really would indicate the quality of overall talent and coaching...

Mike Burzawa said:

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And the two wins were against Detroit and Cleveland!

IrishSweetness said:

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Pretty dumb comment, when you add up the hundreds and hunderds of plays that could have gone either way. "If my auntie had balls she'd be my uncle" kinda stuff ...

KPOM said:

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The only way the Bears are going to the playoffs is if they buy tickets.

jack lacan said:

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Mount Carmel might give the Bears some problems.

Jack Lacan

KPOM said:

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Funny! Why not have the Bears play the winner of this year's Prep Bowl?

TheFoss1957 said:

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At least this team can't spoil our Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and thanks Mike.

Mike Burzawa said:

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Yes, Happy Thanksgiving indeed! Too bad the Bears were the turkeys tonight!

veelow said:

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the bears are gonna be partying at rino tonite, ket's po bottles with them!!!!

veelow said:

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the bears are gonna be partying at rino tonite, let's pop bottles with them!!!!

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